Title:Pennsylvania Polka (Andrews Sisters)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Duration:2 mins 45 secs
Trumpets 1-4:Bb5, Ab5, Eb5, G5
Trombones 1-4:Ab4, F4, Eb4, Db4
Vocal:SSA Vocal Trio
Transcribed by:Alan Glasscock
Description:This tune was first recorded by the Andrews Sisters for their 1942 film "Give Out, Sisters". Though initially not a great success, the song steadily gained popularity and grew to become one of their best known numbers. Our transcription is true to the original studio chart, though we have augmented the band parts to bring it to a full 5444 big band line-up. The vocal lines are "as sung" by Maxine, Patty and Laverne. The reeds are scored for two Clarinets, two Tenors and Baritone throughout. Whilst the band parts are not particularly tricky in themselves, they need to be played with good discipline and precision, else the chart will sound ragged. Overall we have rated the chart at the Medium / Advanced level.